The Many Varieties of Berry Flavor and Fragrance
Berry is one of the most popular flavors and fragrance, and there are an incredible number of areas in the flavor and fragrance industries that utilize berry in their production. However, the popularity of berry as a flavor or fragrance ingredient also means that it is crucial for flavorists and perfumists to get the variety of berry needed for their production just right.
It can be surprisingly difficult to recreate specific berry aromas and flavors. In fact, most of the berry flavors and aromas that people recognize from their favorite candies and beverages are in fact not authentic. This is not necessarily problematic – these recreated berry flavors and aromas are popular for a reason. However, an increasing number of consumers are looking for the most authentic berry experience possible, making it more important than ever for flavorists and perfumists to pay attention to the ingredients that they are using.
Among the more popular types of berry aromas is raspberry, which is notably sweeter than many other berry varieties. The sweetness of raspberry can be found in ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Ionone, which also contain strong notes of floral aromas such as violet. The close connection between these two mean that raspberry is one of the more common berry varieties used in the perfume industry, as Natural Ionone features prominently in this application.
One of the most instantly recognizable types of berry is strawberry. From the baked goods industry to the confection industry, to ice creams, beverages, and much more, strawberry can be found in a number of different applications. Strawberry flavor and aroma can be more on the synthetic side or it can be recreated through the means of natural flavor and fragrance ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Strawberry Furanone.
Blackberry can easily be recreated by choosing berry flavors that are very tart and sweet. As one of the more popular types of berry flavor, blackberry can be found in a number of different applications, ranging from baked goods and confectionery items – including inedible products such as gum – to products such as vinaigrettes and marinades.
When perfumists are looking for berry aromas they have a range of choices. One of the biggest things that they must consider is the type of product that they are looking to create a fragrance for, and the exact variety of berry that they wish to utilize for the product. Products for the home tend to be more natural and fruity, while berry scented products for the body tend to be much sweeter.
A host of berry fragrances have been released over the past several years, and a number of new uses for berry discovered. One of the biggest new uses for berry aroma is in the creation of home cleaning products, including everything from all-purpose cleaners to laundry detergents.
The type of berry flavor or fragrance that an industry professional chooses can play a big part in how well that product succeeds, and whether or not the flavor or aroma produced meets customers’ expectations.